Friday, September 26, 2008

Google Android, Google Birthday, MJ Blog Birthday!

T-Mobile showed off its new G1 debuts as first Google Android Phone. The device, developed by HTC, is one of the smart phones as we can see the product demo by the manufacturers on You Tube here. T-Mobile announced the International launch of the Google Android powered phone in partnership with Google recently, T-Mobile Phone boasts an Intuitive Touch Screen and QWERTY Keyboard, plus Popular Google Products and fresh, New Applications.

This phone will be available exclusively from T-Mobile and we will have to wait till it reaches the market here. It has unique applications and like iPhone, bear a resemblance to the software used on iPhone which allows touch screen device and allow owners to place icons linking to sites such as You tube. With just a couple of short clicks, customers can find and download a wide range of innovative software applications — from games to social networking and on-the-go shopping — to personalize their phone and enhance their mobile lifestyle. When the phone launches next month, dozens of unique, first-of-a-kind Android applications will be available for download.

The iPhone and Android phones both ship with Web browsers based on the WebKit rendering engine. So, this will be so identical that applications will also render on webkit based browsers as Safari and Google Chrome, used by iPhone and Android.

I thought initially, Google was supposed to unveil the GPhone but than I understand, Google is not releasing any mobile devices on its own. It has collaborated with several technology and wireless companies to develop Android which is an open source platform that can be used by any third party developers to create applications. And I gather, the Google Director, Andy Rubin won't comment on the future plans to create a mobile phone of its own.

What so interesting I hear is, MP3 music store will be pre-loaded on the T-Mobile G1, the first phone to be powered by Android. Verizon has given a warm response and AT&T has yet to comment publicly on it.

I had mentioned of Top ten Applets of iPhone earlier here, but here's Top 10 best Google Android Apps and the prize winning apps picked by Google for which it would give $10 million worth in prizes to software development companies who've developed innovative and useful applications for its open source mobile platform.

As computer scientist Alan Kay has famously observed, the best way to predict the future is to invent and so is Google, inventing every day a new product and changing lives taking us all to the next Internet.

A decade of Reading, Sharing, Learning and Teaching - I use Google in every aspects of my journey on web lanes. Google products are amazing which I use in my multiple professions. I almost breathe the Google air! So, Enjoy Google Me here, search here and stay tuned here.

Btw, Google celebrates 10th Birthday and here's its Project10100 'May Those who Help the Most Win', calling for Ideas to change the world by helping many people as possible. Submit your Idea and maybe you can be a Winner.
And there, we celebrate MJ Blog Birthday just around Google's Birthday(view Timeline) (27th Sept) on 28th September 2008, completing 4 years of web presence. A continuous, endless, thoughtful writing by M J and presenting the Blog on the web.

- ilaxi

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Google chrome: 'I'm Loving It'

Google launched Google Chrome on 2nd September, the new tabbed browser that competes with Firefox and Internet Explorer. In an Hour, Google Chrome got 2 million brand impressions via Twitter and the very next day, I downloaded GC.

The Chrome initially did have some vulnerabilities and fixes some security problems. Still in the Beta version, many of the users did not know of the update and so, to check if an update is available, Chrome users can click the wrench icon in Chrome's upper-right corner, then select "about Google Chrome." That will show both the version number and a message indicating whether an update is available. However, without a manual check, Chrome update itself automatically at approx. every five hours. At the next browser restart, the update is available.

Well, for the starters - Let me introduce Google Chrome with my own experience of browsing on the platform. According to me, Chrome is the standardized operating system for Web apps. Chrome helps turn any web App into something where we can reach from Start Menu, desktop. And like iPhone, the expected launch of Android on September 21 will have Chrome as it's mobile phone software. Chrome and Android's current browser both already employ WebKit, an open-source project for the process of interpreting the HTML code that makes up a Web page and rendering it on a screen.

With Chrome, everything is google and the best part is that you are wedded to Google forever but compromising on some things that we like to see in Chrome. To mention some, here's on Cnet for a quick glance.

Chrome is, nonetheless, full of really smart features that seem to be inspired by other browsers and is on way to build a serious potential. At the moment, I found there is no way to email a web page, no full screen mode, no way to magnify the page and no better bookmark organizing screen. It seems, these are the the top to do list by Google. Another thing is, if we ever search Amazon, kidsfreesouls, mjakbar, nytimes or any popular site, another cool shortcut awaits. Just type the sites first letter in the address bar and then press Tab. Do that with K, for eg. and the address bar changes to Search, allowing you to search within my site without even going there first. You have saved one big step. As your start up page, this is a wonderful feature that I like. Chrome displays pictures of nine mini web pages, representing my most frequently visited sites. So, next time you log, you have the Google Chrome Desktop online! I call it Desktop because it helps me follow my sites first as a check of a daily routine and rest follows later. The create application's short cut commant generates an icon on the desktop and when you click it, the corresponding sites open without the usual address bar.

I use the IE, did like the Safari and now switching over to Google Chrome. IE has significant challenges in getting users to upgrade to new version of IE and Google also will face a challenge to find ways to distribute the new browser. In the end, I am sure 'Google is the King' and if not rule the web with Chrome, it will definitely stand tall with this competition to other browsers and be an apple of the eye to many users who love 'Just Google' - I am one in the line, for sure. For a smart search start, do this: put K-i-d-s-f-r-e-e-s-o-u-l-s or even ilaxi and you don't have to go on more, it's everywhere on Google!

- ilaxi patel

You can download Google Chrome here :
Here's a comic book explaining Chrome: